Wednesday, March 26, 2008

office humor

So, as many of you know, I am a receptionist at a dental office. I swear I could write a book about the many "interesting people" I meet and deal with!! Some of the stories no one would believe, others no one would understand if you weren't there. None the less, there are a few I thought would be fun to blog about. Of course, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (and not-so innocent) as mandated by the HIPPA law I've promised to obey.

A few months ago, I had a patient come in to pick up a denture we had sent to the lab to be repaired. For those of you who have been to a nursing home before, you know they sometimes impregnate a strip of paper with the owners name typed on it into the roof of the upper denture . The name is printed in something like a 5 font on about a 1/2 inch sliver of paper. Upon handing "Dave" his denture he asked me what it would cost to have the name removed. I told him I didn't know. No one has ever asked for it to be removed before. He proceeded to explain that he didn't like his personal information just out there like that. I told him I would check on it and get back with him about that. As he turned to walk away, I noticed he had a thick leather belt with the letters D-A-V-E printed in big bold letters across the back.

5 comments:

Marci said...

Thanks for giving me a good laugh today!!! I'll be chuckling about that one all day.

Holly said...

That is my favorite dental story you have told me! Very funny! Hey we need to plan a girl trip again soon. Marci thought of it and I completely agree!

Jackie said...

oh, so fun to make fun of the old folks huh! when you are 70 and goofy....i am going to pull out this blog and start calling you "dave"

jj--i laughed my teeth out (no name inscribed)

Breona said...

that is good times at the office. I loved working in places that had a wide variety of people to meet and laugh with or about...hah. and HELLO, of course I know and remember you. (Eileen's daughter) haha. Even though we don't see a lot of each other...you gotta give me some credit.? I'm just giving you a hard time. I'm glad you found my blog. I'll add yours to my links. Much love to the fam, Bre

RitterB's said...

That is so stinkin funny!
It reminds me of Grandpa's DOUG belt buckle! Man that rocked...